Grocers prepare for a 2nd wave of panic buying – you should, too…

Remember those long lines and bare shelves?

The hoarding began slowly in spring as forward-thinking shoppers snapped up masks and hand sanitizer. But once Americans realized the pandemic was serious, they emptied stores of just about everything, from toilet paper to canned soup.

With an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases this fall, panic buying could return as worries of a second lockdown spread. Retailers say they’re already seeing the signs and are hopeful they’ll be ready.

Useful article. None of this affected my wife and me much. We’re hermits, anyway. At least by American standards. We go to town once a week…couple hours round trip to two grocers.

We have always maintained backups for dry goods, favorite canned goods. That’s what pantries are for. I grew up on the New England coast. I love all quality-canned seafood.

2 thoughts on “Grocers prepare for a 2nd wave of panic buying – you should, too…

  1. Old Macdonald says:

    Shoppers line up at grocery stores leading up to lockdown https://www.krqe.com/news/business/shoppers-line-up-at-grocery-stores-leading-up-to-lockdown/
    The owners of a New Mexico ranch are selling meat to anyone who may be unable to find it in the stores. Brandi Jump, the owner of Pueblo Creek Ranch says since meat is flying off the shelves at grocery stores, they could help out by offering it to anyone who is unable to find it.
    https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/new-mexico-ranch-provides-meat-when-stores-are-bare/ So, she took to Facebook – offering grass-fed and grain-fed meat from her ranch. “This time is really hard on everybody, so we just put our service, if you need meat, we’ve got some,” said Jump. https://www.facebook.com/brandi.jump/posts/10158308860051677
    “Local food (or “locavore”) movements aim to connect food producers and consumers in the same geographic region, to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks; improve local economies; or to affect the health, environment, community, or society of a particular place.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food
    “How To Find Your Local Food Sources” https://www.organicauthority.com/live-grow/how-to-find-local-food-sources-farmers-markets

  2. Quarantine or else says:

    A dozen grocery stores in New Mexico closed in recent weeks due to multiple cases of COVID-19 among workers : The New Mexico Department of Health can close workplaces down for two weeks if they have four or more COVID-19 rapid responses in a 14-day period. https://www.abqjournal.com/1520054/closures-of-nm-groceries-raise-concerns.html
    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a news conference Thursday maintained the closures are necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus at essential businesses.
    “You can’t have a grocery store or another big box store that sells groceries if all of the employees or the vast majority of them have COVID. You can’t open up,” she said. “And that’s the issue. … There’s so much of this infection that it’s inside the very places people need to access.”
    New Mexico Department of Health spokeswoman Marisa Maez said Thursday the state has discretion when considering the closure of a business, including when the business provides essential goods and services in a community “in light of geographic considerations.” She said the current closures are not considered critical since they’re in communities with “considerable alternatives.”
    “We certainly understand these closures may cause temporary inconveniences for shoppers,” she said. “However, the Department of Health is confident that these closures will not impose undue hardship on New Mexicans.”

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